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On a finite planet, there are rules.
We cannot continue to use up non-renewables, or to use more and more of some renewables.
We must nurture the land, waters, air, and everything living in them.
The developed world's life style is deeply unsustainable. How then can we migrate its existing society so that we can continue to thrive and enjoy this world for as long as it lasts, which could be for so long that we can call it a zillion years - probably many millions.
This little treatise proposes a new style of town, quite large, and based on much less infrastructure in a way that in fact delivers a much better life style than today's city and suburban life.
And whilst it is set in Australia, you may find many of its ideas could translate to many other lands, and not just in developed countries. The developing world simply cannot achieve the current developed life style - there aren't enough Earths. Some aspects of this proposal offers both groups a better way of life.
If the whole idea is fatally flawed, it might, nevertheless, spark your ideas for a better way.
Errata: P10: The Mayan calendar fantasy is due on 2012-12-21 not 2010-12-21. Bother! It's a Friday. There goes the weekend! But wait! Well wadda-ya-know? Here we all are, still!